MIRI Software Engineer Internship Application Form
The Machine Intelligence Research Institute is looking for highly capable software engineers to directly support our AI alignment research efforts, with a focus on projects related to machine learning. We want engineers with strong programming skills who are passionate about MIRI’s mission and looking for challenging and intellectually engaging work.

While our goal is to hire full-time, we are initially looking for paid interns; successful internships may then transition into staff positions.

Details at https://intelligence.org/2017/04/30/software-engineer-internship-staff-openings/.
Name *


Are you available to start a 2–3 month internship some time in May or June of 2017? If not, when do you expect to be available?

What town/country do you live in? This is relevant for knowing the options around having you visit, and whether visa assistance would be needed.

Why are you filling out this form? Why are you interested in this position? Why are you interested in MIRI's work? How did you become interested in the problem of AI alignment?
Current Position

What is your current position and place of employment or study? E.g. "undergrad student in subject at college"; "software engineer at <company>".

Description of degrees held and conferring institutions. List most recent first, e.g. "PhD in subject from university, BSc in subject from college".
Sample Code

What have you built? What projects have you worked on, and what was your contribution? Preference for pointers to actual coding examples, such as github links, website, papers, or other samples. Be specific. Also, what's the most fun coding project you've ever worked on?
Coding Task

Write code for a program that prints the numbers from 1 to 100. But for multiples of three print “Cats” instead of the number and for the multiples of five print “Dogs”. For numbers which are multiples of both three and five print “Cats&Dogs”. Print a new line after each string or number. Put the code here.

Link (URL) to your latest CV / resume. (If you already supplied this information above, feel free to leave this blank.)
Bat and Ball

If a baseball and a bat cost $1.20 together, and the bat costs $1.00 more than the ball, how much does the ball cost?

What would you do with 10 clones of yourself?
Additional Information

This is your opportunity to let us know anything else about yourself that you think is relevant. Feel free to leave this blank.

Sample prompts: Have you had any previous interactions with MIRI's staff or research? Do you have any hobbies? Are you involved with the EA community? Have you read HPMoR?
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